Location and Design Division


OpenRoads Designer (ORD) Connect Edition



     
      
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will formally begin its migration to Bentley’s OpenRoads Designer (ORD) Connect Edition in October 2020 by commencing training and migrating select projects. Coordination efforts began in late 2018 and continued throughout 2019 with Discovery Sessions, Workspace Development, Executive Presentations, and Tech Day in March 2020.     

We are continuing to evaluate the most appropriate timing to migrate the various projects. Beyond the select projects that will be migrated in the coming months, there remains the question of when to migrate the remaining projects OR which projects may remain on previous versions (GEOPAK, SS4, and SS10). The Central Office is working with the District L&D Engineers to develop such a list that is based on advertisement date, team training schedules, and other District project development efforts. While the list is currently being developed, it is imperative that we migrate as many projects as possible because Bentley's support for these previous versions will cease on January 1, 2022. Any project that has an advertisement after 12/31/2021 will be migrated to ORD, and any project that has not closed scoping as of 10/01/2020 will be required to design in ORD. Projects being co-designed with the Department are required to meet the timeframes above.
      
The CADD Support section will be continually adding new features and job aids to this page to assist the end users.  Please visit this page often because VDOT will be providing frequent updates.    
    

     
Larry S. (Sam) Perkins, Jr.
CADD Support Specialist

MicroStation, OpenRoads/GEOPAK,
ORD Connect Edition, and ProjectWise
Larry.Perkins@VDOT.Virginia.gov
(804) 786-1280
    
Kevin Takala
CADD Support Specialist
MicroStation, OpenRoads/GEOPAK,
ORD Connect Edition, and ProjectWise
Kevin.Takala@VDOT.Virginia.gov
(804) 786-1280

   
     
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